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Business English: Asking permission & polite requests

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Making requests in a polite way is an important skill

Most people learn how to say 'please' and 'thank you' at a very young age – but what about politeness in the English-speaking workplace? What do you say if you want someone to open the window, turn down the air conditioning or tidy up the office?

Join Feifei and Neil as they argue about air-conditioning and explore the language of asking permission and making polite requests in English.

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